Tyrsal has the form in the book and beat SPREADABLE by a short-head over course and distance last week. But he will surely struggle to confirm those placings under a penalty and, with Jordan Vaughan good value for his 7lb claim, Nick Littmoden's colt can take his revenge and get off the mark today. Twenty Roses and Lord Lexington have to be of interest making their handicap debuts but Jaeger Connoisseur and Trinity Lorraine need to bounce back from below-par efforts and Countess Lupus is only a plater.
Tyrsal (IRE) 3-1fav (9-3) Led after 1f, joined 4f out, ridden 2 lengths clear over 1f out, driven and hung left inside final furlong, soon pressed, straightened and ran on close home, won at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov beating Spreadable (8-8) by shd, 8 ran.
Twenty Roses (IRE) 40-1 (9-0) Mid-division on outside, ridden inside final 2f, never on terms, 6th of 10, 9l behind Euro Charline (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Nov.
Lord Lexington 33-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, last pair, pushed along 4f out, struggling over 3f out, tailed off, 7th of 8, 26l behind Notarised (9-5) at Bath 1m 2f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Sep.
Jaeger Connoisseur (IRE) 8-1 (8-3) Behind, some late headway, never nearer, 6th of 9, 7l behind Poetic Choice (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Solent Lad (USA) 12-1 (8-11) Last trio, pushed along halfway, weakened approaching final 2f, 7th of 8, 12l behind Fiftyshadesfreed (9-6) at Kempton 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Royal Bushida 14-1 (8-7) Steadied and switched right start, held up in last pair, good headway on inside over 2f out, soon chased leaders, driven disputing 2nd well over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Fiftyshadesfreed (9-6) at Kempton 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Spreadable (IRE) 7-2 (8-8) Keen tracked leaders until lost place 4f out, switched right and headway over 1f out, edged left and pressed winner inside final furlong, short of room close home, 2nd of 8, shd behind Tyrsal (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Countess Lupus (IRE) 12-1 (8-5) Prominent, ridden and looked awkward over 2f out, soon slightly outpaced, stayed on final 100 yards, 3rd of 14, 7l behind Tinsill (8-10) at Beverley 5f 2yo sll hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sep.
Trinity Lorraine (IRE) 14-1 (8-1) Chased leaders on outside, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 8, 18l behind Fiftyshadesfreed (9-6) at Kempton 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Hannah Louise (IRE) 20-1 (8-6) Dwelt in rear, outpaced 3f out, 6th of 8, 14l behind Sheacheval (8-6) at Lingfield 1m 2yo sell stks (6) pol in Nov.